Welcome to the Home of the Vortex of Chaos

What can I say? This is my web site. It doesn't have all the flashy Web programming that I've done in some of my jobs, but then I prefer simplicity. When you're the Vortex of Chaos, simplicity is nigh impossible. The older I get, the more I try to make things simpler.

There's always more to do than time to do it, even now that the kids I raised as a single father are adults and (mostly) grown up. The thing is, it's never too late to be a kid, to stretch your imagination, and just to play. It's why this site is mostly about Live Action Role Playing (LARPing), because that's what I spend a lot of my "copious" free time indulging in. Yes, that's me, back in 2011, at Lullaby of Broadway III, where I played King Arthur. It wasn't your typical Arthur - this was a mashup of Arthur from Camelot and Arthur from Spamalot! And yes, that is the Holy Grail in my hand; I went through many a musical quest to get it.

There's a lot of creative energy in who and what I am. This site tries to capture some of that.

And yes, I've been known as a "Vortex of Chaos" for a long time now. As a busy single dad, there are always things to do, places to be, crises to solve. Murphy's Law is always in action, too, so things can get a bit crazy. No, strike that, things can get a lot crazy - but who wants a boring life? Some of that craziness is self-created; just check out the LARP links to see what I mean.

This site was constructed by hand, out of HTML5 and CSS, using Middleman to generate the repetitive materials. If there are any viewing problems, I'd like to know about them. (I am aware that earlier versions of Internet Explorer have some layout issues. You need a better browser.)